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Chain destruction of historical houses in Hamedan

ISNA / According to the latest news, a series of destruction of historical houses in Hamedan is observed.

The demolition of houses in the historical contexts of Hamedan has taken the form of a chain, so that in less than a month and worse in less than a day, the third and fourth historic houses in a situation similar to the other two historic houses in Hamedan They were destroyed despite being in the historical context of this city and with the permission of the city administration. With the demolition of these two historical houses, namely the house of Khanjani and Khoshbakht, it seems that the destruction of the cultural heritage in Hamedan has become a natural event for the city authorities.

October 10, 1400 The destruction of the press and the sound of the historic school of Zafar occurred; A step taken by the city administration of Hamedan in the first days of the school year and removed one of the old schools of this city from the historical context of Hamedan. At the same time, speculation was rife about the possibility of implementing a resolution that was being considered around October last year; “10 members of the city council at the time in the courtyard of the Islamic Council of Hamedan approved a plan that municipalities do not inquire from the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts of the province for construction in the historical context of the city, ie the first and second rings.” >

Although the then governor of Hamedan announced at the same time that the resolution had been rejected by the compliance committee, there were reports that the then members of the city council, with Latif al-Hail, made changes to the resolution and tried to separate the historical context from the first and second rings. They were trying to impose the resolution on the compliance committee, even if the historical context is inseparable from the first and second rings of Hamedan.

However, ignorance of the latest status of the decree reinforces the possibility that a week after the school was demolished, Dr. Shiri’s historic home was demolished while it was being inscribed on the National Monuments List. In the first demolition, the Pahlavi Zafar school, the municipality blamed the owner for demolishing the school without permission, and even the city council convened a meeting to prevent a recurrence, but no results have been released. Loaders destroyed the Milky Way in less than three days.

This time the warnings increased, but it seems that the city authorities considered it more a word that, like a heartache, can only be heard, not put into practice.

Less than 10 days after the second demolition, it is now reported that two other historic houses, one attributed to Khanjani in Aghajani Beg neighborhood and the other Khoshbakht historical house in Charchereh neighborhood, have been demolished in less than 24 hours.

Hossein Zandi, a cultural heritage activist in Hamedan, emphasizes the chain of demolition of historic houses in Hamedan: The owner of the Khanjani building has applied for a construction permit and has apparently obtained the required permit from the municipality.

Emphasizing that the cultural heritage had filed a registration file for the historical houses of Hamedan two years ago, he says: “This is happening now and in the newly demolished buildings, this is how the registration file is.” Monuments are formed by the cultural heritage and a letter is sent to the owner that the building is being registered, but the main problem is that the registry office of the ministry does not take the main step to review these registration files.

He continues: According to the available information, two files from the historical monuments of Hamedan, which were destroyed last year, have been sent to the registry office; One in August 2016 and the other in October last year; Unfortunately, to date, the Registry of Historical Monuments has not had any reaction to review the files received by this office, even though several sessions of registration of historical monuments have been held so far and various buildings across the country have been registered in the list of national monuments. , But no attention has been paid to the historical houses of Hamedan yet.

Emphasizing the need for the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and the General Directorate of Cultural Heritage of Hamedan to jointly inspect and register historical monuments on the national registration waiting list, he says: “If this happened, it would happen.” Today, there is no excuse for the destruction of these monuments.

According to Zandi, the cultural heritage says that it does not have much information about the house, and with the demolition of the house, the information that can be obtained from this house as a document has definitely been lost.

This Hamedan cultural heritage activist also emphasizes: The excuse of Hamedan Municipality is that it has no responsibility for the destruction of the historic houses of this city, while according to Article 100 of the Law on Municipalities in the city limits, any construction operations in the houses And the property of the urban area should be inquired from the municipality, but unfortunately the municipality shrugs off its responsibilities.

He also reports the inattention of the old and new governors of Hamedan to the destruction of the city’s historical monuments and says: it seems that the governorate does not believe in preserving the city’s identity.

Zandi explains that Khanjani House is located in the oldest center of Hamedan neighborhood, where the style and context of most of its houses are similar to Qajar or early Pahlavi buildings. The existing one has an older structure and was probably built in the first Pahlavi period, but it is derived from the architecture of the late Qajar period. Its northeastern part was probably built in later periods and corresponds to the species of the second Pahlavi period, so two different architectural styles can be seen in it at the same time. On the other hand, due to its small scale, the southwestern part consists of a three-door room in the center and two corridors or beds on either side, with a corridor on the west side similar to Qajar patterns at the end of the staircase. This small-scale pattern has been very popular in the cold and mountainous climate of Hamedan and it has been possible to heat it easily.

He comments on the demolition of a happy house in the Charchereh neighborhood or Saei area, next to the historic Maryam School, which is also listed as a national monument and is being turned into a hotel: Apparently, the owner of this old house was destroyed. What happened less than a month ago in Hamedan used as an opportunity and destroyed part of the house.

According to him, this house is also one of the valuable houses related to the first Pahlavi and it is being registered and its registration file was prepared.

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